It was cuteness overload when more than 600 corgis took to Huntington Beach in Southern California for a huge doggie beach party on April 9. Rain didn't keep these low-riding poorches from attending So Cal Corgi Beach Day where they frolicked in the surf, chased bacon-flavored bubbles, and participated in all sorts of corgi contests.
Costume contests were a big hit. There was this laid-back little surfer dude:
Leonardo DiCorgio is a chill little pup. (Photo: Phuong Nguyen/Facebook)
And this popular pirate:
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AHoy mate!!! ARRRHHHH what a great time me mates and I had at #socalcorgibeachday!! Even though I didn't win first place I want to Thank all that supported me at the costume contest!!! Great day, again a huge thanks to all that came, said hi, frapped around with me and had a great time even though it was raining. Cant wait for next time!! And a biggggg thank you to @norithecorgi for making my pawmazing costume!!!!!!! #corgchella #corgisofhealthyspot @socalcorgibeachday @healthyspot
A sweet ladylike pup shows off her dress:
Lucy models her finest. (Photo: Mia Cortez/Facebook)
And there were superheroes:
At least one super-canine entered the costume contest. (Photo: Dis Rojanasopondist/Facebook)
There was also a limbo contest and a talent show. But some dogs didn't care about the competition; they just wanted to play in the ocean:
Other corgis were just there to socialize and make new friends.
Some of the proceeds from the event went to a Queen's Best Stumpy Dog Rescue, a local corgi rescue group. The pups (and owners) have plenty of time to rest up and prepare to do it all over again. Summer So Cal Corgi Beach Day is July 2 at Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach, California.